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Bronze instrument

Bronze. Curving handle. Hole near butt. Tip missing.


From Meroe, Tomb S 134. Feb. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of unknown ruler, 743–698 B.C.

Object Place

Meroe (Beg. South), Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical